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Free Online Course: Kicksart Your Career in Games Development

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Free Online Course: Kicksart Your Career in Games Development

Future Learn is offering a free online course about the different skills used in games development teams called “Kickstart Your Career in Games Development”. Throughout the course, you’ll follow the journeys of four people who recently applied, interviewed and started their careers in the competitive industry of games development. You’ll learn how to assess skills listed in job applications and discover strategies for demonstrating these skills when you apply. You will practice sample interview questions and hear from industry experts on ways to stand out from the crowd. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with tools and techniques to help you start your career in games development. This course will last for 4 weeks, with an effort of 2 hours weekly. This course is designed for anyone interested in working in games development, including those who are studying or have studied games development at academies and/or universities.

Topics Covered:

  1. How games developers got their start in games development.
  2. What entry-level games programmers, artists, designers and producers do day to day and how they work together.
  3. What are the hidden professional skills that could make you easier to hire.
  4. What recruitment companies would like to see in your CV and what could help you stand out from the crowd.
  5. Tips on providing evidence that you can do a games job, even if you lack experience.
  6. Inside the interview room – what games studios are really looking for at interviews.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  1. Explain the different roles, duties, processes and working relationships in games development teams.
  2. Evaluate the technical and professional skills used in games development.
  3. Assess and classify your skills and the skills you wish to develop.
  4. Describe key stages and employer expectations for successful games development applications.
  5. Apply strategies to evidence your professional and specialist skills.
  6. Justify experience and skills in a games interview setting, applying strategies to prepare to answer common questions.
  7. Develop a set of questions to ask at games interviews.
  8. Receive a verified certificate for $59.

About the Organization:

The BGI is a new UK non-profit agency that educates the public about the art, science, history and technology of games. It runs a range of educational programs and facilities such as the National Video-game Museum in Sheffield; its archive of video-games heritage in Nottingham; training programs, career preparation for those starting careers in games development and continuing professional development for games start-ups and studios; research into games culture and education; and events such as the Games Education Summit, among other initiatives.

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